Archive for Thursday, April 16, 1992


April 16, 1992


A memorial service for Robert W. Laing, 85, Lawrence, will be held May 24. Details will be announced later. Cremation with burial was held in the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Laing died March 26, 1992, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.

He was born Jan. 20, 1907, in Millerton, Iowa, the son of John and Osa Laing. He lived in Colorado before moving to Lawrence. He attended college at Greeley, Colo., and Boulder, Colo., and received a bachelor's degree in education in 1936 at Kansas University. He taught school in Colorado and Nebraska with his interest in and enjoyment of children continuing throughout his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Laing worked as an independent landscape designer beginning in the late 1950s. He planted many trees in the Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City areas.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Sue Laing, Seattle, and Mary Gay Palmer, LaGrange, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

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